Community Engagement Fundraiser – closing date 17 April 2021

Reading Mencap is seeking an enthusiastic, confident, self-starter to join our small fundraising team to promote awareness of our work and increase voluntary income.

The postholder will develop and deliver a comprehensive Community Engagement Fundraising plan, which will encourage fundraising within the local community. One of the most important aspect of this role involves developing and nurturing relationships with individuals, groups of supporters, volunteers and potential funders. The postholder will also devise, lead and manage a major events programme, including our annual music festival Are You Listening?

The ideal candidate will relish the variety this role brings: recruiting volunteers, sourcing raffle prizes, setting budgets for events, creating social media content, carrying out research and so much more. Ideally, you will have significant experience of generating income, ideally in a community (or other related) fundraising role in a charity – however, a drive and commitment to sell the charity are more important than fundraising experience.

20 hours a week. Some flexibility with working hours and days may be required.

Address Line 1
Berrington House
Address line 2
21 Alexandra Road
Postholder needs own transport
Contract type
Part time
Central Reading
£26,325 per annum, pro rata
Mandi Smith, CEO
Main contact telephone
0118 966 2518
How to apply
  • To apply, please download a job description and person specification and an application form from
  • Completed applications should be returned to or posted to Reading Mencap, 21 Alexandra Road, Reading RG1 5PE.
  • Closing date is Wednesday 17 April at 12 noon.
Open for applications from
22 March 2021
Closing date for applications
17 April 2021
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course